i saw them connecting for real

hello, it’s friday night and i have a reach for you:

mcdonald’s & coke, best buddies

mcdonald’s and coke have had a commercial partnership since 1955. i always knew that mcdonald’s only served coke (though never on a conscious level), and finally bothered to look up their connected history thanks to whatever theory this is trying to be. they’ve both been major players in brand globalization, and i think this is what the mcdonald’s sign in sana’s header is referring to.

i don’t think skam plays with product placement the way american shows do; they mention brands and shows and places the way real people would, prioritizing reality over indirect endorsements. so i thought it was…strange that we saw the mcdonald’s brand balloons featured so prominently. why these? why not plain balloons? and why did the logo get so much screen time?  

but then people pointed out that this was a reference to the balloon boys’ connection to even, because of where he tried to go in 3x08.

i wanted to believe those two small references were meant to bind the two squads together, but i was also able to brush them off as coincidences. mcdonald’s is pop culture, so you cannot erase its existence from a show dedicated to depicting teenagers in that context.

but then we got another reference, shortly after even confirms his connection to the rest of the balloon squad in 4x03.

(side note: i am glad that mcdonald’s is not a negative memory for either isak or even, that it’s still part of their lives and isak is actually quite excited about it)

(okay was that a side note or foreshadowing…?)

anyway, i could leave it at that, a solid connection between even and the balloon squad. but then today’s clip of the pepsi max gang at sana’s, with their ridiculously prominent placement of the drink they are supposedly not named after anymore, reminded me of the coke vs. pepsi war that is also a pop culture cornerstone. and where have we seen coke? hei briskeby.

this could be a coincidence too, they’re just boys, casually drinking preferred beverages while they’re having fun recording their videos. but at this point i am way too sensitive to branding and the small hints that julie leaves for us to let it slide.

we’re seeing the tensions ramp up with pepsi max, but i’m hoping, on the coca-cola side, we’re going to see a reunion. mcdonalds & coke, best buddies. those balloons were the first bridge back to even, and no matter the rough times coming, we’ll see more clues that will bring them together. if i see the balloon squad eating mcdonald’s or even taking a swig of coke, then i just might actually die.

oh my god did i just try to write a corporate marketing headcanon

Rogue One is probably my favorite Star Wars movie because the characters are just all normal people that did an extraordinary thing, which ironically is very un-Star Wars.

But to me that helps me connect. They all have faults, they aren’t perfect. There was no “destiny”, no “calling”. Each of them had a different reason to take the fight to Scarif. They simply saw the opportunity to take a chance and do something that could cripple the Empire and they took it.

And just like in real life, they weren’t celebrated as heros. They were just the “band of Rebel spies” that managed to get the data, and I feel like all of them wouldn’t have had it any other way. The fact that they knew that they did it would be enough.

I think especially nowadays, it’s important to see characters fight for what they believe is right, even in the face of oppostion, and know that even if they are rejected by those in higher up, there is a special kind of power in teaming up and finding those with the same fire inside of them as you.

Saudade | Kim Jongin

Originally posted by buylosecontrol-moved

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Soulmate/Reincarnation AU | Angst

Warnings: mentions of death

Summary: saudade {n.} — a deep longing for a possibility; a love for something or someone that remains even if that something or someone is already gone.


A/N: Yay for more soulmate AUs! It kinda broke my heart as I wrote it, but in a good way…I hope you enjoy!


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The SW Sequel Trilogy Trio - In all seriousness tho

I recently made a somewhat trash joke post about Rey/Finn/Ben Solo being the new trio to the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, instead of the Rey/Finn/Poe idea, as seems to be the popular opinion in the fandom as of late.

I don’t want to write an essay so I’ll try to keep it concise (edit from future me: lol, too late, you’re in too deep now), but I do want to articulate why I legitimately believe Rey/Finn/Benny Boy are gonna be our main “trio” in the Sequel Trilogy.

So, to clarify, I think the trios established in the films are:
OT Trio: Luke (main protagonist), Leia, Han

PT Trio: Anakin (main), Obi-wan, Padme

ST: Rey (main), Finn, Ben Extra Solo


First, to clarify, many people seem to think the “trio” implies friendship, or that they gotta be around each other 24/7 for it to work. In my opinion though, the “trio” of Star Wars does not mean: “the characters who are best friends/warm and fuzzy by the end of it all.” The Prequels alone are enough to prove that…

Exhibit A:

Originally posted by seatearss

Exhibit B:

Originally posted by wildflowersx3

Exhibit C:

Originally posted by traitortotheempire

…Yeah, things seem to have gone down the reeeeal “fuzzy feel good” route for this trio, right?


So what is the “trio,” exactly, then? What’s their function and purpose, if not to be bffs and braid each other’s hair at the next sleepover??


In my opinion and based on my observation from each movie up until this point, the “trio” of Star Wars are the three main character arcs that are meant to serve as some lesson and resonate with the audience at a deep emotional level. They are the three “protagonists” of the main story (with one “main” protagonist and two complementing protagonists). They are what drive the main story, the central conflicts and resolutions, and they are the lasting thread continuing beyond their initial stories and into the future of the saga.

It doesn’t really matter if they are “good guys” for the entire story…

Originally posted by insomniun

nor does it matter if they are together for the majority of the story…

Originally posted by ladyvxder

It doesn’t even matter if they live to tell the tale…

Originally posted by anakin-padme10

It’s about their personal melodrama conflicts, trials, and triumphs being front and center, and it’s about who and what drives the main story and resolution/results.


With that said, going back to the topic at hand regarding the ST, I don’t think anyone would argue against the fact that Rey and Finn are two out of the three.  


….So, then, that leaves us with Sad Boy Ben Solo… so, why do I think Ben is part of that trio, if all he does is be a dickwad to provoke our two heroes…?

Well, to be blunt, the most obvious answer to that is: BEN BOY IS EXTRA A SKYWALKER.

But beyond that - which tbh should be enough evidence in and of itself bc this is the SKYWALKER SAGA - there is reason to believe Benny Boy is being set up for a redemption arc and that the Sequel Trilogy is being set up as a mirror/inversion to the Prequel Trilogy.

If we look at it from a cyclical perspective (”Hello, this is Star Wars, have you two met, yet?” - how I feel if u don’t get that this shit is cyclical, yet) and see this as a reverse Prequel Trilogy of sorts we notice that…

The Prequels started off with two jedi (Ani and Old Ben) and one politically inclined person (Padme) tied to a stable Senate and Republic with relative “balance to the Force and peace, which all ended very badly with tragedy and an antagonistic relationship (and ultimately a villain) and rise of a great and evil empire.

With that in mind, I think it could be possible that (although, yes, this is speculation, so calm down) in the Sequel Trilogy, we start off with a trio of an antagonist/villain vs. two good guys, with a terribly dysfunctional political climate/ war and the Force all out of balance, but that eventually the trio end up on the same side in the end, with the mutual goal to destroy the damaging higher powers in place and restore the peace and balance to the Force. So, in other words, we end up with two jedi (Rey and Crylo Ben) to balance the Force, and one strongly tied to the politics (Cinnaroll Finnaroll, everyone’s favorite heart of gold) who will play an integral part in bringing that aspect back together.

See how that would mirror/invert the PT beautifully? It’s poetic, in fact. All of this can really only happen if Ben stops being an asshole evil and decides to do (at least some of) the right things. I’m not saying Anakin 2.0 Ben Solo is gonna be a warm and fuzzy character who ends up BFF ALWAYS AND 4EVR to both Rey and Finn necessarily (although I am personally of the opinion he and Rey gonna date will form a close bond somehow), but for this trilogy to end in any satisfactory way, we can’t just end THE Trilogy of Trilogies - the SKYWALKER SAGA - with the Skywalkers falling to complete darkness and despair.

We’ve already told that story… for proof, see previous Anakin, “I HATE YOU” gif above for reference.

So, if my prediction that Kylo Ren comes back to being Ben Solo once again so that he can restore the Skywalker name and help Rey “find the Force or whatever” with balancing the Force and defeating Snoke, then he has to be one of the Main Three. Such an integral part to the plot demands it.

And, sorry Ben haters, but that’s not to mention that his character arc has ALREADY been so vital to the story and central conflict. Just because he’s a total dickhead villain right now, doesn’t mean his story isn’t central and vital to the main plot. In fact, that’s going to sort of be the point. Rey is going to have to whip his ass into shape convince him that they need each other to fix everything - and that he ultimately, deep down isn’t the Vader fanboy evil persona he pretends to be.

Much like Anakin who was also an asshole in the PT, this new story couldn’t exist without Kylo Ren/Ben Solo. Like Kylo Ren or not, that’s the way it is.

And I think by the end of it all, maybe the haters will be able to come around with Ben. Because, in truth, his full story hasn’t even really been told yet. Who knows what the next two movies will reveal to us?

Be patient, and trust the story tellers to give us something awesome and epic. They want us to love this story and these characters as much as they do. Let’s trust them to do just that.

But anyway, if you’re still skeptical, beyond even all of that word vomit discourse, we have one pretty huge visual clue STARING US RIGHT IN THE FACE from TFA.

To all you naysayers who ask for CANONICAL EVIDENCE and shout about interpretation of literary themes not being “enough” (in a saga that literally follows Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey step by f*cking STEP in the OT - stop invaliding literary analysis in a franchise that takes every page out of the literary trope/theme/motif book)…

…here are some VISUAL CLUES from a VISUAL MEDIA to tip you off about these three and their roles/connections in the story.

Originally posted by gifs-andthings

Originally posted by starwars-gifs

Originally posted by morganella-morganii

If you think JJ my man doesn’t know what he is doing here, you’re a fool. That is intentional visual story telling if I ever saw it right there.

By putting them in masks, JJ is telling us, “these are the characters we are meant to discover,” the ones we are to come to identify with. They are the ones with the central journeys, the most growth, the real stories to tell. We learn our lessons from them, and the other characters support and inform their arc. Poe, Leia, Luke, Rose, etc. are of course vital to the story, but they are there to support and inform these three character arcs, which lie at the center of it all.


Anyway, that’s my opinion on the matter, based on thoughtful observation and consideration, as well as some background in literary analysis.


Thoughts/Additions/Disagreements welcome. It’s ok to be wrong (<THAT IS A JOKE CALM DOWN STANLEY) disagree.

dan and phil play keep talking and nobody explodes: a summary

hoodie!phil i am immediately enthralled and this video isn’t even a second in yet

“you da bomb of our lives”

they keep clothes fans give them which is nice shoutout to that lucky son of a gun

‘philly’

phil is insistent on everyone seeing speed

supportive boyf dan has his back

dan nudged phil’s arm in a bro-esque manner

they mentioned escape rooms finally i can relate as i have now been to one too

“i think we’re a lot nerdier than we think” why do they think we refer to them as nerds all the time

“rest in peace environment” / “fuck you trees”

“i’ll punch you if you look at this” going to provide no context there have fun

“DAD…. playing halo with me” nice save dan

the wholesome howell blanket is always on hand

“they’ll see if we do a single glance…”

how is dan going to go a whole extra seventeen minutes without glancing at phil i think he’s going to implode

they already did the tutorial but didn’t show us yet phil can’t remember the title of the game wow rip nerd!phil fic trope

“this is going to be a mistake”

“i can’t speak if i’m under some kind of situation” mister english degree back again

phil spinning dan around with those sweet sweet seconds of skin to skin contact (hand to arm)

also lowkey hand porn

look at his hands

the curly hair and shaved sides from the side profile makes my heart warm

sassy hand clicks from danny

“beginnu”

five seconds in i am already stressed for them why is this already the most intense video of this game i’ve ever seen i’ve watched like six different channels play it

“there’s, there’s-” “no phil, i’m guiding you.” someone likes to take control don’t they

during the wire puzzle you can slowly watch dan get more stressy look at his pursed lips and expressive strict hand gestures

“there’s an alien man with a triangle head and he’s got a T coming out of his neck” their best friend mind meld really needs to come in handy here

i’m still really enjoying dan’s side profile i can’t get over it

“that’s you selecting the module you dork”

“guys we’re nailing this” i was going to make the obvious joke but i won’t we’re classy here

“shut up shut up SHUT UP” stressy dan is here to stay

they did one wow who says youtube gamers can’t game screw you comments

“what everyone out there is thinking now is we need you to get the manual, phil” i think dan honey you just want to be in control again i know that was hard for you

getting their last glances at each other in before they can’t for at least five minutes

opposite sides again why has this happened two videos after one another this is weird what is the post-baking video universe coming to

“this is weird. now you’re the person with the really bright face… wow it makes my hair look so much less white now that i’m here”

“it makes my hair look grey… i promise i don’t have grey hair” honey you’re thirty years old it’s going to happen inevitably sometime soon best to break us in gently

i’m hyped for side profile phil

dan quoting the marriage mantra of something old something new etc…. foreshadowing perhaps who knows with the way 2017 phan is going

phil looks so confused he’s like me facing every exam i’ve ever taken

i’ve been cheated out of side profile phil ffs dan get your hands on him and spin him around i feel attacked

“oh shit new stuff” literally everyone every few days when they upload a new gaming vid with no warning????? they know our struggle????

phil looks so focused i’m entranced

“ayeeeeeeee”

“oh god it’s hurting my brain so much”

stressy phil is a new experience but i’m digging it

dan being the little shit he is just laughs all the time

“stop freaking out!” stressy dan is still here despite having the opposite role

they did two attempts and won them both wow

they high fived yes for more skin to skin contact

phil is reeeealllly making up for lost time by shamelessly staring at dan

like seriously that was at least a solid six seconds of him staring

oh and more glances

i get it you’re in love

“kept calm under presh”

more staring seriously phil are you aware the camera is still rolling

“i hate to alarm you phil but what is your catchphrase on this gaming channel?”

*awkward silence whilst phil realises he’s being spoken to thus has to tear his gaze away*

“ALL OR NOTHING”

*resumes staring*

seriously what is with him today subtlety ain’t in his vocabulary

p h i l i get it you’re in love

oh now dan’s at it

dan just got super close to the camera and did that creepy smile he has i was unnerved

“i’m frickin terrified as diddly heck”

they’re back on their own sides balance in the universe has been destroyed do you reckon they’re as insistent about which side of the bed they sleep on

side profile dan is back welcome back old friend i missed you

i thought he dabbed for a second but it’s okay he didn’t

they’re determined as fuck but i can already see dan’s stressing

yep there’s the hurry up hand gestures

“i’m going to explode…. literally” because of the intensity or because he can’t stare at phil i don’t even know anymore u decide

dan’s eyes just got really really wide they were like bulging

“is the button yellow?” “no it’s blue i told you it’s blue!” welcome back stressy phil i hope you had a nice break

phil’s little “ooh” is so cute i want it as my ringtone

“we did it? oh christ”

stressy dan is really coming out to play in this symbols puzzle isn’t he

phil’s expressive hand gestures aka he’s beginning to panic too

dan’s doing some kind of gang sign okay boy you do you

aaaaand there’s the deafening dan scream for this video i can’t believe we lasted a whole 17 minutes and 40 seconds without one

rip headphone users it was nice knowing you

stressy dan has never been more present

phil is surprisingly calm(er)

“dan come on” all of us all the time

oooooh they couldn’t last five minutes without a quick glance at one another could they jfc get a room

they managed with three seconds to spare

phil is giggly and dan is….. well, dan

dramatic as ever my little actor that never was

phil initiates skin to skin contact again why am i not surprised anymore

“i was winding you up” dan says as he adds flames on top of himself in editing i am nodding furiously

the camera pans back out and phil’s hood is up who even is he

“we could have died!” “but we didn’t” *dan adds a halo above his head aka can’t relate*

“see if i worked in bomb disposal, i’d be cheeky like that” your colleagues would throw a bomb in bed with you

“i’d be like ooh what’s the timer steve???” the danxsteve fic coming atcha real soon

dan’s in an obnoxiously good mood now he has won a game and can freely stare at phil again

“we could be bomb disposal experts” again expect the fic coming atcha real soon

“what you just saw was two nerds that grew up playing puzzle games that have a psychic connection because they have no other friends defusing bombs” they literally said they go to escape rooms for their friends birthdays but alright i’ll take the exclusivity

they’re considering coming back in hard mode YES I NEED THIS

again i could have made the obvious joke there but i didn’t

let them know how you felt throughout that video type out long essays i dare you

“subscribe if you’re happy you didn’t explode”

“if you want to see us do that more challenging version where we might blow up… or not 'cause we’re the best… disposers ever”

“subscribe to us, have a good day, don’t explode” the best advice comes in threes

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Political Animals-Part 11

This is an A/B/O AU.  You are the Omega artist daughter of Naomi Novak, a world-class heart surgeon who is running for Mayor of New York City.  After a meeting where your mother’s advisers call you a “liability”, she tells you that if you don’t do as your told she will cut you off.  You storm out and wind up in a bar a few blocks away.

The hottest Alpha you have EVER laid eyes on with a scent so mouthwatering you’re practically drooling offers to buy you a drink.  It’s just a drink, right? What do you have to lose? Only everything.

Characters: Omega! Reader, Beta! Naomi Novak, Alpha! Castiel Novak, Omega! Meg Novak, Claire Novak, Jimmy Novak, Alpha! Sam Winchester, Alpha! Dean Winchester, Alpha! John Winchester, Omega! Jo Harvelle

Big thanks to @moansmisha  for letting me use some of her ideas from this post.

Master List

Part 1 (all parts are linked)

Parts in bold are text messages

Our lives became very difficult after the press found out about Sam and me. The paparazzi hounded us everywhere we went.  Just as Sam had predicted, the election ceased being about our parents and we suddenly became the topic of conversation.

Of course, my mother used the free publicity to her advantage. She released a statement saying she was totally devastated that her dearest daughter had allowed herself to be taken advantage of by such an unscrupulous Alpha as Sam Winchester. And that she hid my Omega status for my protection.

“This is complete and utter bullshit.” I snapped, grabbing the remote and turning off the TV. “I’ve never been her dearest anything, and she hid my being an Omega because those PR assholes told her to.”

“You need to calm down, Babe. All this stress isn’t good for you or the babies.” Sam said gently, his large hand caressing my belly.

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FT Chapter 534 Reaction - Lucy & Jellal

Lucy please enlighten us on how you knew exactly Natsu was hurt? (;p)

Can I just say that I’m so glad Hiro is giving Lucy a much bigger part in this arc? I mean, she’s on the verge of being instrumental in the destruction of ZEREF!

She looks like sh’es either possessed or in a trance!

Okay so a small part of me thinks that Lucy is either taking the wounds from Natsu and the side effect is that she’s getting them, or just the pain. 

However, the more plausible reason could be that the book has safe guards (gates) on the book that prevents changes to it. I doubt Zeref would want anyone messing with his books (especially his brother’s). That being said, because it technically holds the life of END in it, there may be potential of a meeting between Lucy and END’s spirit that could come. Could you imagine?! We saw inside Natsu’s heart…why not Lucy’s?!

“TO WHAT ‘END’ WILL NATSU AND LUCY’S FRIENDSHIP TAKE THEM!?”

THE NALU IS FREAKING REAL! When I saw this I couldn’t stop looking at this caption..not to mention the title of chapter 535 - THE STRONGEST POWER!!! (insert NALU fan girl-ing and squealing) 

ARE WE FINALLY GOING TO GET CONFIRMATION ABOUT THE ONE MAGIC BEING LOVE?!?!? 

Since it seems like Lucy is the only one to make that connection! When you think about it it does make sense. From love, you get all other emotions (both the good and bad).

Can’t wait to see if Natsu will find out about Lucy

Secondly…

ACNOLOGIA LOOKS TERRIFYING! (And scary as SHIT!)

As a final note…

JELLAL! YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DIE!

hey! i’m still thinking about the episode and there are still so many things unexplained about the ezarel-eweleïn situation that my ideas are not really organized yet, but i’ll try to be as clear and objective as possible about this.

the fact that eweleïn and ezarel were in a relationship didn’t surprise me that much, i kinda saw it coming judging by their interactions and what the story told us; however, what i did not expect was the nature of this relationship.

So, apparently they had a fling. Sure, it was surprising because we could have expected this from Nevra and not from him, it’s an interesting turn of events. it means that we didn’t have his character as figured out as we thought, and that’s a good thing. It makes him interesting and not so much of a cliché.

First of all, they were both consenting adults and the nature of this relationship was made clear since the beginning. i understand how eweleïn must have felt (and i honestly feel sorry for her because she’s one of my favorite characters) but i can’t blame ezarel because he never lied to her about how he saw things between them. she liked him a lot, and maybe at some point she even believed that he could fall in love with her too but he didn’t. and they broke things off. it  happens in real life and we can’t blame neither of them. I personally think that he wasn’t aware of her feelings, but as i said, there’s still many things unclear about it.

Secondly, about the intimacy issue: i still think that he cares about who shares his bed. I can’t see him just enjoying casual sex (like Nevra for example) and i’d say he prefers some type of connection with the person he shares a bed with. Eweleïn is not a stranger, they really get along (I thought they were good friends at first) and I believe that he cares about her deeply despite it all. Perhaps being physical is not as big of a step for Ezarel as we thought but that doesn’t mean he’s indifferent about it. As i see it, intimacy comes in many forms, it’s not just a physical thing. Maybe finally opening up and being vulnerable in front of someone or realizing and accepting that he’s fallen in love is more of an intimate act for Ezarel than anything else.

We still don’t know why we ‘shouldn’t get close to him’ and i won’t go into details, but I don’t think it has to do with his affair with Eweleïn tbh, i think it might be something bigger than that.

Okay well I’m actually in love with this pic. Any ways this is PART TWO of the Disney!Luke imagine. There will probably be a part three then that’s it!! Yay! Thanks guys for liking. Love you

Rating: PG
Warning: v cheesy

When you got back downstairs your manager only asked you how bad it was. No one else thought anything different of it.

You proceeded to tell them the bathroom was pretty gross and it took a while. They didn’t want you to go into anymore detail which you were thankful for because Luke’s took wasn’t messy at all.

You thought about him the rest of your day at work. While doing your rounds on rooms you were sad you weren’t assigned his floor.

The day went quickly though, you practically ran out of there at 5 and up to Luke’s room. You barely even knocked before the door opened.

“Hi.” He smiles.

You had changed from your work clothes into a outfit you had in your work locker. It was just a pair of jeans and a ‘I met god and she’s black.’ T Shirt but it was much better than wearing your uniform around.

He exits his room, he had changed into a plain black tee with a zip up over it and a pair of tight black jeans.

He looked very good and the t shirt made his shoulders look even more broad.


“So do you want the personal tour of Disneyland?” I raise my eyebrows at him.

He tucks his hands into the pockets of his hoody.

“I would love that.” He grins at you.

You take him to the big castle, taking pictures of him and all of the Disney pictures. You laugh snapping a picture of goofy and him hugging.

“Wait.” He walks up to me grabbing his phone back. He walks up to the next stranger. “Can you take a picture for us?”

The women happily nods. “Let’s get one with Mickey and Minnie, yeah?” He asks.

You nod, standing next to Minnie. Luke stands next to Mickey and you both smile at the lady holding Luke’s phone.

“You two are very cute together.” She says handing his phone back.

You look away, pretending you didn’t hear. It was embarrassing having someone think you and Luke were together. You barely knew him to be honest.

He was someone you wanted to get to know better but in reality he probably wouldn’t be here longer than a couple days.

You two kept walking, “let’s go on a ride.” You suggest.

“You choose.” He says.

The big roller coaster was a must. You two arrive at the line and it is easily and hour wait.

You start walking behind the ride, where most people weren’t allowed. It leads right up to the front of the line.

“Hey y/n.” The ride monitor greets you.

“The upside of working here.” You whisper to Luke, waving at David(the ride monitor). “Mind if we go next?”

David nods “Of course.” When the ride ends you and Luke are the first ones on.

“I knew I liked you for a reason.” Luke jokes and you giggle.

You are pretty close with your coworkers. They know you are a hard and good worker so they are happy to do little favors for you.

You and Luke do this multiple times. You go on many other rides that would usually take all day but with your nice coworkers it was no time at all.

You two went on the roller coaster at least twice. Luke asks if you are hungry and you nod.

“We could go back to mine and order room service or go to somewhere near by.” He says.

You Watch as he brushes the end of his nose with his finger. He’s looking straight ahead but you can’t seem to take your eyes off of him. He is so attractive it’s hard to think he would want to be spending time with you.

“Whatever’s fine.” You shrug, finally looking away.

He looks at you. A slight smile on his face, he seems like he wants to start laughing.

You glance back at him, “What?” You ask, turning red slightly.

He shakes his head and you start laughing. “What?!” You ask again, this time bumping him with your shoulder.

“I just- would it sound… creepy if I told you I had a dream about you the day before coming to America?” He asks.

You furrowed your eyebrows. “What do you mean?” I ask, he stops walking.

He takes a seat at an unoccupied bench and you Turn around, sitting next to him.

“It was the night before I left Australia to come to California. I couldn’t really sleep in the first place, because I was really excited to come to disneyland. But when I finally did fall asleep I dreamt of a girl in a dress getting a drink as I walked into the room. I was automatically interested in her and she just looked so beautiful. I wanted to talk to her but as soon as I started walking to her… I woke up.” He says.

It does sound kind of crazy.

“Like this girl in my dream didn’t just look similar to you. She was a spitting image. That’s why when I saw you in my hotel room I was so infatuated.” He says.

You look at him, for any signs he is joking. He looks completely serious. He is almost studying you face to try and see what Your thinking as well.

“Well faces you see in your dreams you have seen in real life. It’s impossible for your brain to engineer a complete stranger. Even faces you don’t recognize are people you have at least passed on the street or seen in the background of a movie. You brain might not make the connection to where you recognize them from but it has to be somewhere.” I say.

“Well then I guess the question is where have I seen you before?” He raises his eyebrows.

His arm moves to the back of the bench, stretching out behind you. You wish he would wrap it around you but he just rests it behind you so You can ever so slightly feel It resting on your back.

You ask him if he’s ever been here before. He tells you he’s come here with his family once a year for the last 5 years.

“Well than probably here. We’ve most likely passed each other in the halls or you’ve seen me on my lunch.” You tell him. You feel like You’ve worked here your whole life. In reality it’s only been about 3 years but it feels like so much longer.

He shakes his head. “I feel like I would remember a girl like you.” He says making you blush and laugh.

No guy has ever really shown you this attention, let alone someone as attractive as him. His deep eyes are staring holes in yours and you almost feel like he’s going to lean in and kiss you.

“You’re the girl of my dreams.” He says with a straight face.

You can’t help but laugh, looking away. This is all just too much and so unreal.

“You’re so clever.” You scrunch your face at him.

He shrugs, a slight smirk playing on his lips but otherwise he doesn’t seem to be kidding.

We continue to walk for a little longer. He buys me a pretzel and he gets a corn dog. I ask him tons of questions about Australia, I’ve always wanted to go but he seems to think it’s nothing special.

It’s getting dark outside, the lights lit up Luke’s face as you two walked again. You haven’t really been on any rides after you two ate.

You have just been talking as you wandered the park. You can hear people screaming on the rides and kids running around when you two were quiet.

You knew you still had to bus home but you really didn’t want to leave. You were having a wonderful time with Luke and wanted to just stay and talk with him. He is so funny and sweet.

You watch the roller coaster go around. You can feel Luke’s eyes watching you, he smiles. You glance over at him and he looks at you for a bit longer before looking down.

“You are… you’re beautiful.” Luke says nervously.

You laugh, your face turning red and you covered it with your hands.

Not many boys have told you that, other boys haven’t really taken much interest in you.

You hear him chuckle as you lift your head back up.

You look at him, his hair hanging over his eyes.

“So are you.” You wink at him making him laugh louder.

His smile is almost brighter than all the lights. You can’t help but just stare at him just as he was staring at you.

How is it that this boy has made you feel so much in the little time you have known him.

Welcome to the second Artist Highlight!  Every once in a while I’ll be presenting you with underated Larry artists that you should absolutely check out!  This is a space where I talk about the artists that I love and show you my top five fan arts/edits/manips from them. 

Today’s highlight features Silvia @melmanpur a fabulous person and a very talented artist who kills me more often than not with her manips from hell. She’s very detail oriented and puts a lot of effort into her work. Thank you Silvia for being an inspiration to me every day.

Without further ado, here’s my top 5 from her. Under every manip, there’s the direct link to the original, please give it some notes if you like them!

5. #followmeto

Direct link to the manip here

I looove that I can really picture them doing that one day. I think since they’ve been prevented to touch in public for so long that as soon as they’re free, they’re going to hold hands as much as possible. And this manip just feeds my headcanon.

4. Lover

Direct link to the manip here

I love how soft and casual they look here and HOW CUTE THEY LOOK TOGETHER. *BANGS FIST ON THE TABLE* If this isn’t the type of thing you think they’ll then I don’t know what to tell you. they’ll caption that “my first fan” this is how sappy they are.

3. Not Heartbroken

Direct link to the manip here

I AM NOT CRYING YOU RE FUCKING CRYING.  Do I really need to explain? this shirt was worn by Louis at the beginning of babygate. Imagine if Harry wore this shirt. No seriously. Close your eyes and imagine. Silva could’ve easily put the shirt on Louis, she didn’t, because she’s evil and she knows exactly what she’s doing.

2. The ghost touch

Direct link to the manip here

I’ll admit I’m super biased on this one because it was made with Where Your Heart Is in mind. I always loved that one because in the story they can’t touch and it’s a direct echo to their real life situation - they can’t touch in public- and this is why I have always been obsessed with Their hands. this manip captures the longing and the despair that I’ve tried to put into words. She put a visual on that. <3<3

1. Pinkies

Direct link to the manip here

This is my favorite one and coincidentally it’s the first manip of Silvia’s I have ever saw. I love how intimate it is without being inappropriate at all. This is them. Tied up like two ships, tattoos aligning, them against the world. They only need that tiny connection– their pinky fingers to touch. I just love it.

To see all of Silvia’s manips click here. Please, go and tell her how amazing she is.

If you want to know more underated fic writers/fics, please check my little larries unite project. Don’t hesitate to link me underrated artists/fic writers!

Edit by my dearest @nottooldforthisship, she makes everything more beautiful.

Ex-Larrie

I am the anon who was requested to speak of their experience leaving Larrie fandom.

I meant it when I said I had a nervous breakdown when Briana got pregnant. It was a Tuesday and I spent the rest of the week sobbing and unable to function at work. I had to lie to my boss and say I was having personal issues with family. I deleted my blog the day Louis talked about the pregnancy on GMA and unfollowed the whole band and everyone connected to them on social media, deleted their music from my iTunes, cut off ties with all tumblr friends. I went into a depression, and a deep rage, against “management”, against Simon, against Briana, against The Enemy. I did my best to avoid all 1D news. But my mom told me when Freddie was born and when I saw the birth certificate, it’s almost like I snapped out of my fog and realized it was real. Freddie was a real baby and Louis was the father and Briana was the mother and everything I had thought for years was a lie.

I spent most of 2016 feeling so fucking stupid for having fallen for Larry. I never interacted with any of the family members or friends or girlfriends on social media, so I considered myself “a good Larrie”. But I also reblogged from Amy, Kati, Lisa, Verily, Emma. I told people about the Treatise and made people read it. I was complicit in the harassment, and did nothing to attempt to stop it. For me, I was more ashamed of my silence in the face of the harassment than the shame pf having been a Larrie. I considered myself a good person, but realizing I watched silently while these “saviors” destroyed these people’s lives, I wasn’t actually a good person at all.

I started getting back into fandom when the TV commercial for Harry’s single aired on television. I went to the blogs I used to follow and saw the hatred, the fear, the distrust, the suspicion. So I went to a few of the “anti” blogs I could remember, and saw excitement, and happiness and joy. I HATED antis as a Larrie. Loathed. But I knew if I got back into fandom, I could not be miserable. So a couple times a week, I would check in on anti blogs and see the happiness and excitement, and started enjoying 1D again.

I don’t have advice for ex-Larries. Leaving Larry is fucking scary. 2015 was such a terrible, horrible, miserable time in fandom. Seeing that so many of the main players in Larrie are still around does not surprise me. Their faux outrage to get notes, their drive for attention and validation. They do not believe a word they are spewing, I think. They are in too deep and have to keep up the facade of Good Larrie to keep the attention, the adoration, the love. The number of notes have decreased dramatically, but they are still getting the attention they want so they are still around.

Larry is not real life. I think if I had gone from Larrie to anti and continued blogging, I would still be emotionally connected to the band, just in a different way. Completing cutting myself off helped me remember there is life outside of fandom, outside of 1D. A complete detox is needed for Larries for them to a) reconcile their actions and b) be able to enjoy fandom in a healthy way. So much of the strong reaction being had by smaller Larries who still believe, is because they live eat breathe Larry. They have nothing else. When they discover other hobbies, activities, interests that are ENJOYABLE, letting go of Larry becomes infinitely easier.

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London’s Calling

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Chapter Twelve: Spring Break

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Two weeks after Riley opens up to her mother… 

A gentle knock on Maya’s door sees the blonde leap off her bed and almost rip the door from the hinges as she swings it open. 

“Huckleberry?” Maya’s face drops as she locks eyes with Lucas, “What are you… You can’t be here! You have to go.” 

“Maya, please don’t kick me out. I need to talk,” Lucas pleas. 

“No, you have to go,” Maya says firmly. 

“I’m not leaving until you hear me out,” Lucas takes a brave step into Maya’s room. 

“I can’t talk to Riley for you and it’s not fair for me to talk about her with you,” Maya shakes her head. 

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13 Reasons Why!

It took awhile for me to get through 13 Reasons Why, the show was done beautifully, the story was told amazingly and I was moved, I felt so unsettled at times as it hit a lot of close topics to my personal life.

It took me a while to get through all 13 episodes because I would watch the episode and I would get so emotionally and mentally caught in it that I would have to take breaks in between to catch myself or come to terms with the fact that I understand what it’s like to be in that position.

It took me about 6 days to fully make it through the 13 episodes and the last episode was the hardest because I did not expect them to show the actual suicide but it just showed you how real it was, it made you feel what Hannah was feeling and the raw emotions that we got to see of her mom and dad. Clay, Tony, Jessica, Alex, Justin…we saw all there emotions, we saw what they were feeling and we definitely saw what Hannah felt.

I think the second hardest episode for me to get through was the one where Jeff died…for some reason I felt a connection to Jeff’s character and it just broke me when we found out he died.

I honestly believe everyone should watch 13 Reasons Why because it is an eye opener. It shows you what we go through on a daily basis, how we feel, how just the smallest repressions that we have against certain situations should be a sign that we are not okay. We may look it but what you see on the outside is not the whole story.

We build walls around us, we cage our selves in, we guard our selves with steel armor because we don’t want people to see our flaws and faults but the minute we close those doors and we walk away from the outside world, we are haunted.

Haunted by our flaws, haunted by our insecurities, haunted by the pressures of others, haunted by our thoughts, haunted by our dreams, haunted by the TRUTH.

We live in a world where bullying is the norm of the society. You need to dress a certain way, act a certain way, portray a certain lifestyle. All because we want to fit in.

I look around everyday and I see the same thing, a bunch of fake people wanting to make it further in life than the person the supposedly call there best friend.

A best friend does not envy you, they do not look down on you. They are there for you, to be able to congratulate you when you achieve a goal. They are there to comfort you when times get tough but instead we pick the friends that will back stab us in the long run and we will never here from them the minute we part ways at the end of high school.

I believe everyone should watch this show, you will see why when you do.

The Real Reason

Author’s Note: @thegreatficmaster requested #313 with Dean from the 390 Prompts. I hope you like it, babe!!

Word count: 653

Warnings: Language


The Real Reason

Originally posted by sensitivehandsomeactionman

My blood was boiling. I could literally feel it as I stared into those familiar green eyes. It had been a little over a year since I last stared into them but that didn’t mean I felt less about their owner.

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anonymous asked:

the stydia hand hold scene was so beautiful, their first kiss means so much to them

Right? I mean, that moment was so subtly perfect I don’t know what else Stydia fans could want. Showing them having sex is like????? So boring???? Who cares? Like that parallel between Malia/Scott and Stiles/Lydia and her realizing that her kiss saved Stiles because she loves him and Malia’s will save Scott because they love each other also I mean like holy shit that’s so beautiful.

To me the whole point is that the connection Stiles and Lydia have is on a level that is absolutely undeniable and transcends anything shallow or physical and that’s how it always has been for them and that’s why it took Lydia so long to understand the gravitas of it. So giving them a sex scene that is pretty much a copycat of what we saw with Stiles and Malia (a relationship based on sex) is repetitive and doesn’t allow them to stand out as soulmates. Just like although we did see Scott and Malia have sex, the real momentous moment for the two of them is when she takes his pain away for the first time. It’s not just physical attraction, it’s not just two typical good looking characters sleeping together…it’s so much more

I think what we got  (including 6A) was pretty epic and the only thing I wanted that I didn’t get was Jackson having a reaction to them dating. 

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TGG as the inspiration for Eurus’s games

I’m sure someone’s pointed it out before… but look at the parallels between these two shots:

  • Sherlock (and therefore, everyone) knows that the painting is fake; everyone (including poor Molly) knows that Sherlock’s “I love you” is fake
  • A bomb countdown, set up by the big villain, is threatening the most innocent victim in the episode (a child/Molly)
  • Blue-grey color scheme in a minimal, symmetrical room
  • Sherlock is wearing a pale shirt with a dark jacket
  • Sherlock is staring straight into the camera, looking at a painting/TV screen
  • On the left, John is very concerned about the safety of the hostage
  • On the right, the person who usually has some authority in the art gallery/prison can only stand back and watch with folded arms, and is more concerned about the situation’s consequences and implications

Now, I think that this parallel has huge implications for EMP. We’ve been talking about the connections to things like Saw or The Ring, but with this shot in mind, I think that if TFP is part of Sherlock’s dream/MP, he drew heavily from TGG.

Think about it: Eurus is a clear Moriarty mirror (they even did the weird glass reflection dance thing). Both of them play “games” with Sherlock, for no real reason other than to watch him dance. The games involve countdowns.

The key difference between these two games is this: in TGG, Sherlock got to save people by playing the game; in TFP, he had to let people get hurt. Each time he solved a case, the hostage in the bomb vest got to be rescued by Scotland Yard. Sherlock wasn’t even connected to the crimes: Carl Powers, Janus Cars, Connie Prince, the Van Buren Supernova. But in TFP, Eurus forces Sherlock to be involved in the decision of who lives and who dies. The governor, or his wife? (Both.) Which two Garridebs brothers? (All three.) To emotionally torture Molly, or let her die? To kill Mycroft or John? Sherlock is the one causing the pain.

So what does it mean?

This is all very interesting because John had asked Sherlock back in TGG if he actually cared about any of the victims; Sherlock continued to play the “high-functioning sociopath” act, but it’s clear that he does care very much for the victims involved in cases. He’s visibly affected when the old woman’s bomb vest goes off. He’s disappointed when Soo Lin dies. In fact, that’s likely why he chose to become a consulting detective: not just for the challenge and excitement, but also because it allows him to use his skills to help people, even though they might not appreciate him as a person. He stops serial killers so that they can’t kill again.

But everyone else doesn’t see him that way. They think that he just enjoys the thrill of the game, and that one day, he’ll be the one responsible for the dead body. The interesting thing about TFP is that it demonstrates this, in a way: it shows the mindless violence with no real end goal; Eurus won’t let Sherlock win, and she tries to punish Sherlock for feeling emotions. “All those complicated little emotions. I lost count. Emotional context, Sherlock – it destroys you every time.” Sherlock insists that he “won” the game with Molly, since he saved her from getting killed, but Eurus points out that all he did was hurt her himself. Sherlock always tries his best to ensure a happy ending, but people keep pointing out that his methods can be hurtful.

Here, he’s obsessing over this, wondering if he’s responsible for putting his friends in danger. In TRF, it affected John, Mrs. Hudson, and Lestrade. Now he’s imagining it happening to Molly, who he has already hurt so many times, and who won’t just forgive him like Mrs. Hudson or Lestrade did after the Fall. She is the person who he has the potential to hurt the most.

Additionally, this danger to Molly reflects the danger that Sherlock puts John in merely by existing: John has been kidnapped repeatedly because of his connection to Sherlock (TBB, TGG, TEH), and Sherlock’s fake suicide resulted in enormous pain for John.

…Now, assuming that EMP started as early as Sherlock getting shot, or as late as his overdose in the airplane, what might have sparked these thoughts? Hmm… well, I would say that Mary probably has a lot to do with it. HLV through TST covers the initial reaction to “does Mary put me and/or John in danger?”, and TAB/TST specifically include the question, “how did Mary get involved in our lives in the first place?” (I’m in the process of writing a long meta analyzing Sherlock’s train of thought and how it shapes HLV, TAB, and series 4; I’ll cover these topics more in depth then.) Basically, Sherlock is wondering if he is responsible for introducing John to Mary the assassin, and for putting their lives in danger.

Maybe his lifestyle and fame can’t help but attract dangerous villains like Moriarty. Maybe his detective work has deeper repercussions than he had anticipated, endangering the people he cares about. Is it still worth it?

We liked s1-2 because they were all about the cases, while s3-4 became more about one overarching danger in Sherlock’s life. Maybe Sherlock feels the same way as we do.

anonymous asked:

Lol at what that anon wrote about T and H kissing 😂. But I saw an actress talk about how she felt about her co stars over the years (she was in her sixties) she said that she had been in love with every single one of them, men and women. Not the she wanted to have a real relationship with them but she always felt an overwhelming connection and that she always feel in love...T and H connection is magical and I do think that is kind of like being in love. Regardless of sexuality.

I think the old actress was talking about…the natural connection